Brotherly praise for Ed Miliband

Published: Saturday 13th December 2014 by The News Editor

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David Miliband has said he “passionately” wants Labour to win the general election and said his brother Ed would make a good prime minister.

The former foreign secretary, who lost out in the party’s leadership contest to Ed, said his brother has “the clarity, the vision, the determination”.

In an interview with the Financial Times, he was asked who he thinks is going to win the 2015 general election, and he said: “I passionately want Labour to win – and Ed to win.”

Asked if his brother would make a good prime minister, he told the paper: “Of course. I would know that better than most.”

Questioned about his brother’s qualities, Mr Miliband said: “What I would say is that the clarity, the vision, the determination, those are all important qualities.”

Ed Miliband has endured an intense bout of speculation about his future recently, with deep unrest among the ranks of backbench MPs and claims that some of his top team are plotting against him.

Last month, Tony Blair said he thought Mr Miliband is ”robust enough” to deal with the swirling unrest over his leadership, and offered his ”full support”.

Meanwhile, Mr Miliband insisted he has the ”resilience” to cope with the criticism he faced and declared that Labour’s beliefs will see the party win the general election.

David Miliband is the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and is based in New York.

Published: Saturday 13th December 2014 by The News Editor

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